This article was originally published in June 2016
Keep your feet looking good all summer long by giving them a little love and attention now. We have balms and nontoxic polishes to get your toes ready for their warm-weather debut. Once you’re out and about, soothe and nourish hardworking feet with creams and rubs so they stay in tip-top shape for your favorite summer activities. Check out these five favorites available at PCC.
Badger Cuticle Care
This certified organic balm contains creamy shea butter and vitamin-rich Seabuckthorn CO2 extract to help restore and protect your cuticles and nails. Essential oils of geranium, mandarin, lemongrass and ginger create a pleasingly light citrus scent. And it’s packaged in a portable tin for easy travel.
Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Polish
Add color and texture with this collection of polish that is free of five toxins commonly found in nail polish: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor and phthalate. Choose from an array of vibrant colors, including seasonal shades perfect for summer such as Forbidden Fruit (soft tangerine), Garden (mint green), Paradise (lavender crème), River (serenity blue) and Cherub (rose quartz). Plus they’re locally made in Redmond, Wash.!
Wild Carrot Herbals Cocoa Mojito Fresh Foot Cream with Oregon Mint
Heal dry, cracked heels with this rich cream that’s locally made in Rickreall, Ore. Virgin organic coconut oil and cocoa butter contain essential fatty acids that deeply nourish tired skin while essential oils provide an uplifting tropical scent. Oregon-grown peppermint helps cool and energize after a long day.
Topricin Foot Therapy Cream
Specially formulated to treat foot and ankle pain, this homeopathic cream helps reduce swelling, stiffness and soreness. It’s great for busy feet and those playing sports, as it improves blood flow to injured tissue, whether you have a strain, sprain or bruising.
Earth Therapeutics Wooden Foot File
Just the thing for rough patches and calluses, this file has a two-sided gritty surface that is rough enough to polish away the most troublesome spots but will not irritate skin. Its handle is curved to fit the contours of the hand so you easily can keep your feet smooth and soft.